How to change default SMS app on Pixel 3

By default set messaging apps, phone app, browser app, home app, calendar app and other default apps in your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie. You can set default Pixel 3 message app using message app or apps & notification settings. Also clear default SMS app anytime using message app settings. In this tutorial, i’ll show you how to change default SMS app on Pixel 3 Pie.

We already discussed about change default apps on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0. When you set third party text message app as default, it will disable other messaging apps and feature from your android device. Follow below given step by step process to change default SMS app on Pixel 3 Pie.

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How to change default SMS app on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0

Check out below given two ways to change default texting app on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0 devices.

1st Method: Set default messaging app on Pixel 3 using message app settings

You can change default Pixel 3 SMS app using below given message app settings.


Step 1: Open messages app in your Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Pie

Change default SMS app on Pixel 3 XL

Step 2: Tap Three vertical dots (More) at upper right corner

Google Pixel 3 SMS app settings

Step 3: Select settings

Here you can see default SMS app, notifications, smart reply and advanced options.

Change default SMS app on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Step 4: Tap default SMS app

You can see pop-up screen: Change SMS app?

How to change default SMS app on Pixel 3

Step 5: Choose from list you want to set default SMS app on Pixel 3 XL & Pixel 3

Also again set default SMS app anytime using this settings.

Set default messaging app on Pixel 3

Step 6: Tap Yes

Now your Google Pixel 3 device use messages instead of default SMS app.

2nd Method: Change default SMS app on Pixel 3 XL using apps & notification settings

Step 1: Go to settings in your Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL

Step 2: Tap Apps & notifications

Step 3: Scroll down up to end of the page and tap Advanced

Change Pixel 3 default messaging app

Step 4: Tap Default apps

Step 5: Tap SMS app

Step 6: Select app you want to set SMS app

Step 7: Tap Yes

Now change Pixel 3 default messaging app. To set default app again, clear default app in your android device.

And that’s all. I hope this little tip useful to change default SMS app on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 Pie. If you have any question, tell us in below comment box. Don’t forget to share with others.

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